News

WestJet Takes Off to Calgary with Three Flights a Week

WestJet Takes Off to Calgary with Three Flights a Week

WestJet’s new Dublin-Calgary service will offer onward connections to 24 destinations, including Vancouver and Las Vegas. The new route will be operated with a Boeing Dreamliner and is the only scheduled service between the two cities.

“We have forged a strong bond and friendship with WestJet and we are delighted to welcome its new direct service between Calgary and Dublin Airport,” said Vincent Harrison, Managing Director, Dublin Airport. “Dublin Airport is now connected to six Canadian cities, which means that this year is set to be our busiest year ever for travel between Dublin and Canada. I have no doubt this new service will be popular in both directions for business and leisure passengers. We wish WestJet every success with its new route and we will continue to work closely with them to promote the new service.”

Arved von zur Muehlen, Chief Commercial Officer, WestJet, said: “With the launch of our third transatlantic Dreamliner flight, WestJet adds to our exceptional growth into and out of Calgary, where we remain the airline with the most destinations and departures. With more than 4.5 million Canadians claiming Irish heritage, we are pleased to be providing our guests with easy access to all the cultural, economic and social ties between Western Canada and Ireland.”

WestJet, which is Canada’s second largest airline, is headquartered in Calgary and operates about 725 flights daily to 105 destinations. Dublin was WestJet’s first ever transatlantic destination, as the airline launched its Dublin-St John’s Newfoundland service in the summer of 2014.

The airline switched its services between Dublin and St John’s to a six times weekly service to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in April this year.

The new Dublin-Calgary route will operate from Dublin three times per week on Sunday, Monday and Thursday. Flights will depart at 13.45 and arrive in Calgary at 15.05. The return flights will depart Calgary on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at 20.45 and arrive in Dublin at 11.38 the following day.

Calgary is one of six Canadian destinations served directly from Dublin Airport this summer, joining Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Halifax and Hamilton, Ontario. Dublin Airport will also have direct services to 18 destinations in the USA this year as part of its largest ever transatlantic offering.

Ireland and Canada have strong and enduring cultural and business links. About 14% of Canada’s population is of Irish descent and more than 70 Canadian firms have businesses in Ireland, employing a total of more than 13,000 people.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

More in News

Czech Tourism Travel Trade Roadshow Comes to Dublin

Neil SteedmanOctober 13, 2019

Royal Caribbean International Reveals Homeport for Wonder of the Seas

Neil SteedmanOctober 12, 2019

American Holidays Opens New Premises in Belfast

Neil SteedmanOctober 11, 2019

Four Agencies Nominated for Ulster Travel Agency of the Year

Neil SteedmanOctober 10, 2019

Martin Penrose Joins Emirates Holidays

Neil SteedmanOctober 10, 2019

ITTN’s Great Value Travel Deals – 10th October 2019

Neil SteedmanOctober 10, 2019

Arrow Tours to Appoint Leisure Sales Consultant

Neil SteedmanOctober 10, 2019

Going for Gold – Travel Counsellors Celebrate ‘Gold’ Status in Mauritius

Neil SteedmanOctober 10, 2019

Irish Ferries Halloween €724 Family Deal to Legoland

Neil SteedmanOctober 10, 2019

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland